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A Woman Under the Influence (1974)

 





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A Woman Under the Influence (1974)

In director John Cassavetes' heavy drama about madness:

  • the increasing mental breakdown: ("She's not crazy...she's unusual") experienced by lonely, eccentric, middle-aged, working-class housewife Mabel Longhetti (Best Actress-nominated Gena Rowlands)
  • the spaghetti breakfast scene with her husband Nick (Peter Falk) and his construction co-workers
  • the scene of Mabel's angry accosting (and flipping up of her thumb) toward a finely-dressed women walking down an LA street who literally ignored her when asked the time of day
  • Mabel's welcome-home party following institutionalization

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